May 14th, 2010
01:40 PM ET

Spencer Pratt reportedly on outs with family

A picture – or lack thereof – is worth a thousand words.

Us Weekly is reporting that the family of “The Hills” reality star Spencer Pratt have removed pictures of him out of their home.

Both he and his wife Heidi Montag are on the outs with their respective familes –she called the cops on her mother, Darlene Egelhoff on Thursday after the latter showed up unannounced. Montag is still reeling from her mother’s disapproval of her 10 plastic surgeries in one day – their first meeting after her surgery was featured in the season premiere of the MTV show. FULL POST

May 14th, 2010
01:29 PM ET

It's official: 'Law and Order' is done

NBC has officially confirmed reports that the original "Law & Order" series is canceled.

Its last episode will be on Monday, May 24.

But, as we reported earlier, that doesn't mean the spinoffs are also disappearing: NBC has officially picked up "LOLA," a Los Angeles based version of "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: SVU" is moving forward. FULL POST

Filed under: television
May 14th, 2010
12:50 PM ET

Lawyer: New alleged Polanksi sex victim to talk

Roman PolanskiA woman who claims to be a "victim of Roman Polanski's sexually predatory conduct" will appear before reporters in Los Angeles on Friday, attorney Gloria Allred said.

Allred said she would explain later in the day why her client waited several decades to come forward. She did not say whether the woman was underage at the time of alleged offense.

Polanski's defense lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Oscar-winning director pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 but fled to Europe before he was sentenced.

He left the country after learning that the judge might not go along with the short jail term he expected to get in exchange for his guilty plea.


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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
May 14th, 2010
12:17 PM ET

Cypress Hill and Pitbull protest against Arizona law

Cypress Hill and Pitbull have canceled their respective gigs in Arizona in protest of SB 1070.

On Monday, the band posted this message on their website:

“In a show of resistance to the criminalization of immigrant communities and in opposition to SB1070, recently signed into Arizona legislation, Cypress Hill has elected to cancel a performance scheduled in Tucson for May 21, 2010. This decision was made in an effort to show support and solidarity with those, undocumented and otherwise, being directly affected by this unconstitutional "law." Cypress Hill recognizes those living in the struggle for their basic civil rights. Rise Up!”


May 14th, 2010
11:58 AM ET

'Glee' star Matthew Morrison denies he's a cheater

On “Glee,” the character of Will Schuester is enjoying his new found singleness, but the man who plays him wants the world to know he is not a cheater.

In an interview with Parade magazine, actor Matthew Morrison shot down rumors that he is having an onset romance with actress Lea Michele, who plays his character’s student, Rachel.

"There's the one about Lea [Michele] and myself, and we were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist, and she got a call a minute later and we looked at each other like, 'What the [expletive]?' It's so laughable,” he told Parade.


Filed under: Celebrities • Glee • television
May 14th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

TV recap: Rob Lowe joins 'Parks and Recreation'

This time last year, "Parks and Recreation" appeared to be struggling, a show built around the brilliant Amy Poehler, unable to find its voice separate from "The Office." One year later, and it's become one of the funniest shows on TV - every one of these Pawnee residents is unique and hilarious in their own right.

So how would a new cast member (or two) add to the ensemble? Rob Lowe, fresh from leaving "Brothers and Sisters," started on Thursday night's episode, playing an overachieving state auditor who lets his assistant (played by "Party Down's" star-in-the-making Adam Scott) do all the work, while he works on his exercise regimen. His best moment was when he talked about the enormous vitamin he had to take later in the day ("It's a choking hazard.")

However, Scott and the rest of the cast had much more to do, and the ongoing "will-they-or-won't-they" between Andy and April continued. I can't believe how much I'm rooting for those two crazy kids to get together - loved Andy's realization that since Tom says it's OK, it's probably not.

Thankfully, April won't have Ann to worry about too much more, as it was revealed that she drunkenly made out with Lowe's character the night before (and not Andy or Ron "Good God, woman, no!" Swanson). It seems to me that they're putting Leslie together with Scott's character Ben as well. Best of all, I was pleased to see Tom Haverford get an actual love interest in "The Middleman" alum Natalie Morales.

Aside from the romantic goings-on, there's the little matter of the entire shutdown of the Pawnee government, following Ben's investigation. Leslie and Ron's polar opposite reactions to this were a nice punchline to the shocking news (Nick Offerman may have pulled off the best suppression of unbridled glee I have ever seen). Let's hope the cast won't have to go their separate ways (though it's no secret that Mark Brendanawicz's days are numbered, with Paul Schneider leaving the cast).

What did you think of Lowe's contribution to "Parks and Rec" so far? Do you look forward to this show each week as much as I do? Share your views on video, or in the comments below.

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